Wednesday Evening Conversations
The next Wednesday Evening Conversations held in the church hall, 7.30pm for 8pm until 9.30pm are on the following dates. (Please not the two dates which start promptly at 7.30) All welcome.
25th January 2017: Hope not optimism? 2016 was a rough year. Can 2017 possibly be any worse? Come along and hear our minister, Andrew Brown, speak about why he is hopeful, but not optimistic, for the year ahead. We will discuss how hope is a philosophical position, and probably touch on Christian atheism and anarchism.
1st February 2017
8th February 2017
15th February 2017
22nd February 2017
8th March 2017
‘Conversation as the natural organ communicating, mind with mind . . . is the method of human culture. By it I come nearer to those whom I shall address than by any other means.’ Bronson Alcott (1799-1888)
During most University term times we meet together once a week on a Wednesday evening (7.30 for 8pm until 9.30pm) to spend some time together in conversation. Here, in a friendly, supportive and non-judgemental environment people have the opportunity genuinely to explore their own deeper questions and insights. Often the initial subject is the same as that explored in the previous Sunday’s address but those present sometimes choose something different. The simple purpose of our time together is to help us improve our collective understanding of the complex issues facing us as a contemporary liberal religious community. In undertaking this kind of conversation we are affirming but one orthodoxy, namely, a love of truth that is a sincere desire to understand how the world is and our place in it.